Patent Number: 6,167,268

Title: Method and apparatus for controlling scanning of a subscriber unit

Abstract: A location is determined (402) at which a subscriber unit (122, 300) communicating with a first wireless system is positioned. A distance between the location and a second wireless system preferred by the subscriber unit is calculated (404), and, based upon the distance, it is decided (408) whether the subscriber unit will scan for a signal from the second wireless system.

Inventors: Souissi; Slim (Fort Worth, TX), Dorenbosch; Jheroen Pieter (Paradise, TX), Breeden; Robert Louis (Azle, TX)

Assignee: Motorola, Inc.

International Classification: H04Q 7/08 (20060101); H04Q 7/18 (20060101); H04Q 7/38 (20060101); H04Q 007/20 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017